Re: Quoting Nietzsche is a perilous business

From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 12:19:05 MST

Max More wrote (6.1.2002/16:57) :
> > > Nietzche got lots of things wrong.
> >
> >I see. Well, it's good to know that someone knows exactly what he got
> >right and what he got wrong...
> I *believe* Nietzsche got many things wrong. Better?

I don't know if it's better, but perhaps it reflects better your
actual level of certainty about it. (If you feel certain about your
ability to delineate what is right and what is wrong in Nietzsche's
writings, then the first formulation is fine.)

> > > Nietzsche himself presumably
> > > would welcome being improved upon:
> > >
> > > "One repays a teacher badly if one always remains a pupil only. Why do you
> > > not pluck at my wreath?"
> >
> >I don't need that kind of advice.
> I didn't mean to imply that you did. I was taking an opportunity to give
> one of my favorite Nietzsche quotes. I think you took it quite the wrong
> (unintended) way.

I took an opportunity to tell you something about me.


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